How far do magazines or television programs aimed at young people in Singapore have a positive effect?

YES: Magazines and television programs for Singaporean youths are generally well written, thereby promoting the well-being and development of Singaporean youths.

  1. Magazines and television programs for Singaporean youths provide articles and advice valuable to their social and emotional maturation.

  2. Magazines and television programs with appropriate education content are often published and released to youths in educational institutions, providing a valuable resource for their intellectual development.

  3. Magazines and television programs that target youth audiences have advertisements that promote products that are both appropriate to the needs of youths and affordable to their limited spending power.

NO: Magazines and television programs for Singaporean youths are generally poorly written, thereby undermining the well-being and development of Singaporean youths.

  1. Magazines and television programs for Singaporean youths provide articles and advice that is superficial rather than useful to their social and emotional maturation.

  2. Magazines and television programs that ostensibly reach out to youths in schools may be of low production quality, thereby undermining their value as educational tools for youths.

  3. Magazines and television programs that target youth audiences have advertisements that engage in deceptive marketing and promote products that are neither wholesome nor affordable to youths, causing them to develop materialistic outlooks and spendthrift behavior.